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Service and Therapy Animals for People with Disability Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Service Animals category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Service and Therapy Animals for People with Disability Publications

2018-06-12 : 17-Year-Old Receives Autism Service Dog from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers : Autism Service Dog delivered to Maeve from Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers to help assist her and better communicate her needs on the spectrum.

2018-05-30 : Animals May Not View Things As Clear As Humans Do : Details that look sharp to people may appear blurry to their pets as humans see the world in higher resolution than most animals.

2018-03-26 : Dogs with Fear of Noises Should be Assessed for Pain : Study reveals dogs which show fear or anxiety when faced with loud or sudden noises should be routinely assessed for pain by veterinarians.

2018-03-13 : Study Finds Therapy Dogs Help Stressed University Students : Participants reported significant reductions in stress and increased happiness and energy immediately following the sessions, compared to students who did not spend time at a therapy dog session.

2018-02-24 : Free Eye Exams to Service and Working Animals in May from Veterinary Ophthalmologists : Veterinary Ophthalmologists provide free eye exams to service and working animals through the ACVO®and StokesRx annual event in May.

2018-02-11 : Service Dogs Associated with Lower PTSD Symptoms Among War Veterans : Preliminary study led by Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and co-funded by Bayer Animal Health and Human-Animal Bond Research Institute.

2018-01-26 : National Federation of the Blind Statement on Delta's New Service Animal Policy : NFB statement with regard to the new service and support animal policy announced by Delta Air Lines.

2018-01-20 : Delta Introduces Enhanced Requirements for Customers Traveling with Service or Support Animals : Effective March 1st 2018 Delta Air Lines introduces new requirements for people traveling with service or support animals.

2018-01-07 : Exploring Seniors Health Benefits of Cat Fostering : Proposed unique solution to help older adults living alone at home establish new social bonds, by pairing them with homeless foster cats.

2018-01-02 : Research Shows Therapy Dogs Not Stressed When Visiting Pediatric Cancer Patients : Publication of study exploring impact of therapy dog sessions on welfare of dogs involved demonstrates dogs did not show increased stress resulting from therapy visits.

2017-12-29 : Changing U.S. Tax Codes Impact Assistance Dog Services for People with Disabilities : U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 may impact charities like Canine Companions for Independence that provide life-changing assistance dogs free of charge.

2017-12-20 : Therapy Cats for Emotional Support and Comfort - Ian Langtree : Information regarding cats as therapy animals for kids and adults with health conditions.

2017-06-23 : Non-profit Provides Assistance Dogs Free of Charge to People with Disabilities : Canine Companions for Independence transforms the lives children, adults and veterans with disabilities by providing trained assistance dogs.

2017-05-23 : Declawing Linked to Aggression and Other Abnormal Behaviors in Cats : Research reveals declawing cats increases risk of long-term or persistent pain, manifesting as unwanted behaviors such as inappropriate elimination, and aggression/biting.

2017-05-18 : Certifying Emotional Support Animals : University of Missouri-Columbia study reveals recommendations for certifying emotional support animals.

2017-05-08 : College Campuses Recognizing Benefits of Emotional Support Animals : Understanding how important an emotional support animal is for someone with anxiety, depression or other mental challenge.

2017-04-24 : Owning a Pet is Good for Mental Health Issues : Emotional Support Animals are now used in treatment and considered part of the normal care for a variety of mental health issues.

2016-11-12 : Common Service Dog Misconceptions : A list of common misconceptions that the general public has about service dogs.

2016-09-08 : A Test of Blind Ambition: 3D Soundscape of What it was Like for Paralympian Libby Clegg Growing Up : Video clip features 3D audio and asks the viewer to plug in their headphones and close their eyes to get a sense of what it is like to experience the world without sight.

2016-07-26 : Fake Assistance Dogs - Untrained Pets Posing As Service Dogs : Service dogs are becoming an increasingly familiar sight in public places, but how many of these dogs are just pets in vests.

2015-12-14 : Pet Owners Save $11.7B in Health Care Costs : HABRI findings of new economic study on healthcare cost savings associated with pet ownership.

2015-10-03 : DOJ Sues Gates-Chili Central School District Over ADA Service Animal Law : Justice Department sues Gates-Chili central school district for violating the service animal requirements of the ADA.

2015-09-22 : Hero Service Dog Stopped From Boarding American Airlines Plane : Returning from American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards, Service dog is prevented from accompanying Marine on flight home.

2015-06-03 : New Guide for Animal Visitations in Hospitals : New guidance outlines policies regarding use of animals in healthcare facilities, including service animals, research animals and personal pet visitation.

2015-04-24 : Training Video: ADA Law for Service Animals : Campaign to educate businesses, Government offices, Fire, Rescue and Police about ADA Law as it applies to service animals.

2015-02-26 : Service & Therapy Animals in Student Housing - HUD Fair Housing Act : Growing lawsuits campus administrators of student housing are facing regarding service animals in their premises.

2015-02-16 : Huge Fake Service Dog Vests, Certificates & ID Cards Scam : Hundreds of thousands of fake service dog vests, certificates and ID cards are sold every year in the U.S..

2015-02-14 : Booster a Famous Service Dog to be Cloned : As part of the team to clone a dog, Dr. Shin will provide a unique perspective into the realities of canine cloning.

2015-01-14 : Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy in Cancer Patients : Clinical trial shows benefits of animal-assisted therapy in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

2015-01-06 : When Pets with Out-of-date Vaccine are Exposed to Rabies Virus : Study shows pets whose rabies vaccination was out-of-date at time of exposure respond well after receiving immediate rabies booster.

2014-11-08 : Magnolia Paws for Compassion: Animal Assistance for People with Seizure Disorders : Magnolia Paws for Compassion was created to raise awareness of benefit animals can have on people living with epilepsy and seizure disorders.

2014-09-14 : Warrior Service Dogs North Carolina : Warrior Service Dogs will train a veterans own dog to become their service dog or select a dog from a shelter and train it for the veterans specific needs.

2014-08-13 : Pet Therapy - Pain Reduction from Animal Assisted Therapy : Animal-assisted therapy can significantly reduce anxiety, pain, fatigue and depression in people who experience a range of health issues.

2014-04-29 : Therapy Dogs: Stress Research Reveals Animals Needs : Veterinary medicine specialists skilled in behavior research are able to detect individual abnormalities early in therapy dogs.

2014-04-17 : Families of Children with Autism Benefit by Dog Ownership : Parents of kids with autism report benefits of dog ownership included companionship, stress relief and opportunities for their children to learn responsibility.

2013-08-14 : Prison Trained Seizure Assistant Dogs - Prison Pet Partnership Program : Information regarding the Prison Pet Partnership Program a model in rehabilitation of female offenders in the criminal justice system in Washington.

2013-06-19 : Canine Parvovirus and Assistant Dogs : Information regarding canine parvovirus a highly contagious disease of dogs includes signs symptoms and treatment of the dog.

2012-04-09 : American Canine Academy - An Interview with Becca : Interview with a trainer at The American Canine Academy where Frijole was trained as a Hearing Assistant Dog.

2012-04-02 : Home Depot, Senior Living, FedEx and Frijole : The return of Frijole from training at the American Canine Academy finds him prepared to serve my husband Tom as a hearing assistant dog.

2012-03-29 : A Vest for Frijole - A Hearing Assistance Dog : A service dog is one that has been trained or is being trained to assist a person who is physically disabled other than sight or hearing impaired.

2011-12-19 : Service & Therapy Dogs: ADA & State Rights : Information on service dogs that are trained on an individual basis to perform tasks that assist their handlers with disabilities.

2011-12-15 : Autism Service Dogs : Service dogs can be trained for some people with autism with the intention of assisting them to gain greater independence.

2011-10-24 : Training Emotional-Assistance Service Dogs - Ami Moore : Ami Moore an emotional assistance service dogs for veterans training expert provides Hounds4Heroes a training program for service dogs at no charge.

2011-08-02 : American Hero Dogs - Eight Top Dogs Vying for Title : After weeks of voting by the American people the names of the nations top dogs are revealed in First-ever American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.

2011-04-18 : What is a Therapy Dog : These Dogs come from a variety of breeds there is no perfect breed or mix of breeds that make the best Therapy Dogs.

2010-11-07 : CRTASA - Registry of Therapy and Service Animals - Canada : CRTASA is a registry service in Canada and the USA providing standardized Photo ID Card system to ease access to public places for people with disabilities and their service animals.

2010-10-18 : Thames Center Service Dogs also Provides Animal Assisted Therapy : Thames Center Service Dogs are now working with A Circle of Hope Therapy Center where Animal Assisted Therapy is used alongside psychotherapy and physiotherapy.

2010-08-06 : Guide Dog Etiquette : Pennsylvania Association for the Blind encourages these guidelines when encountering guide dogs.

2010-04-08 : Safety of Topical Flea and Tick Products : Pet poison helpline helps educate pet owners on safety of topical flea and tick products.

2010-01-19 : Intervet/Schering-Plough Partners with National Education for Assistance Dog Services : National nonprofit organization that trains dogs to serve individuals who are deaf or physically disabled.

2010-01-07 : Human Medications Poisonous To Pets : Pet Poison Helpline is an animal poison control with board-certified internal medicine and emergency critical care specialists.

2009-11-17 : Holiday Toxin Tips from Pet Poison Helpline : Decorations plants and food items that the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline recommend keeping away from pets.

2009-10-31 : Laws and Rules Regarding Service Animals in Places of Business : Questions and answers regarding service animals in places of business including ADA law requirements.

2009-10-26 : Toxins Around the Home that can Poison your Pet : Hazards and poison toxins around the home and garden that can kill or sicken your pets.

2009-10-22 : Pet Poison Helpline Offers Halloween Safety Tips for Pets : The following tips showcase what pet owners should watch out for around Halloween.

2009-10-19 : Pet Poison Advice and Emergency Helpline : 24/7 Emergency service for poisoned pet advice for pet owners veterinarians and vets staff who require assistance treating a poisoned pet.

2009-08-27 : Service Dogs - Thames Center Service Dogs : In order to qualify for a service dog clients must provide a letter from a physician or mental health professional.

2009-07-07 : Queensland Takes Guide Dogs Most Seriously : Guide and assistance dogs have access to public places public passenger vehicles and planes according to Queensland legislation.

2009-02-03 : Southeastern Guide Dogs - Service Animals : Southeastern Guide Dogs mission is to create and nurture a partnership between a visually impaired individual and a guide dog.

2009-02-03 : Guide Dogs for the Blind - Service Animals - Guide Dogs : Guide Dogs for the Blind is recognized worldwide as a model for innovative training and unprecedented support of Guide Dog partnerships.

2009-01-28 : Legitimate Service Dog Training : Many people are interested in volunteering a dog they own for service dog training and this is very commendable.

2009-01-23 : Hunting Dogs as Therapy and Service Dogs : Many sporting or hunting dog breeds are used for service dog training to help people with a disability or as therapy in hospitals and nursing homes.

2009-01-08 : Helping Hands Monkey Helpers for Quadriplegics : Helping Hands trains capuchin monkeys as service animals for quadriplegics in their homes.

2009-01-04 : Guide Dog Facts : How guides dogs work and what we should be aware of when meeting one in its working environment.

2009-01-01 : How are Seeing Eye Dogs Trained : Dogs that are being trained to be seeing eye dogs are taught the proper way to maneuver people safely through obstacles.

2009-01-01 : Guide Dogs for Alzheimer's Patients and Caregivers : Using dogs for Alzheimers patients where dogs are trained to listen to the patient and act when particular words are stated.

2009-01-01 : History of the Guide Dog Program : History of guide dogs for the visually impaired or blind were first trained in Germany.

2008-12-31 : Travel Tips for Flying with Service Animals : Each airline has requirements and certificates in order for your service animal to accompany you while flying.

2008-06-06 : Guide Dog Lesson to Drivers : I saw a lady with a guide dog pass my window and before she had managed to disappear from view she stopped.

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